D300 Focus Observations Post Firmware 1.1

Started Nov 3, 2008 | Discussions thread
nikeno New Member • Posts: 10
Re: BIF Settings

Jim Fenton wrote:

First off, I'd have to disagree that 51 pt non 3D doesn't work well
for BIF....I have no negative issues at all with this unless there is
a background or multiple targets in the scene...and this has made it
a bit trickier post 1.1 and will get me to try 9 and 21 more often.
If you're in open sky, even with clouds, it works just fine.

Typical settings....

AFC, 21 ior 51 pt (non 3D), single area dynamic (second option up)
lock on set to SHORT if there are multiple targets or any type of
background other than a blue sky.

Hmm. I have not done too well with 51 pt non-3D. Perhaps it's pilot error. But 21 pt seems to work alright. Are there any techniques/tricks that you use?

On the other hand, 51 pt + 3D is uniformly poor unless the target fills a large part of the frame, in which case it's magic.

Thanks for the help,

Nike

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